X&Y

~ Release group by Coldplay

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
X&Y CD 13 Parlophone TOCP-66370 4988006827929
X&Y Copy Control CD 13 Parlophone 00946 311280 2 8 0094631128028
X&Y Copy Control CD 13 Parlophone 094631128028 094631128028
X&Y Digital Media 13 Parlophone [none] 724347478659
X&Y CD 13 Parlophone 0724347478628 724347478628
X&Y CD 13 EMI Music Canada, Parlophone 09463 11280 2 8 094631128028
X&Y CD 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 74786 724347478628
X&Y CD 13 Parlophone TOCP-66465 4988006834934
X&Y (BMG club edition) CD 13 BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. CDP 7243 4 74786 2 8, D 162240 [none]
X&Y CD 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 0946 3 12028 2 7 094631202728
X&Y CD 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CDP 7243 4 74786 2 8 724347478628
X&Y (special Dutch edition) 2×CD 13 + 6 Parlophone 0946 354436 2 2 094635443622
X&Y 2×CD 13 + 6 Parlophone TOCP-66523 4988006840119
X&Y Digital Media 13 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)
X&Y CD + DVD 13 + 6 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 0094637717721 9787799624266
X&Y (Latin American Tour edition) CD + DVD 13 + 11 EMI Music Brasil, Parlophone 0946 386281 2 5 094638628125
X&Y 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 7 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 07243 474786 11 724347478611
X&Y (hi-res) Digital Media 13 Parlophone 190295978068
X&Y 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 7 Parlophone 07243 474786 1 1 0724347478611
X&Y (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 13 Parlophone 190295978068
X&Y (Australian Tour Edition) CD + DVD 13 + 10 EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) 0946 3 63966 2 0 094636396620
Bootleg
X&Y 2×CD 13 + 2
(unknown)
X&Y CD 14

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Fix You
Speed of Sound
Talk
The Hardest Part
What If
included in: Coldplay 4 CD Catalogue Set
Viva La Vida / X & Y
part of: Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 2005)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000633950 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/26787 [info]
Wikidata: Q158738 [info]
Wikipedia: en: X&Y [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Coldplay:X&Y_(2005) [info]
other databases: http://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/C/Coldplay/Discography/X&Y/ [info]
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/coldplay/xandy/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/fcdp [info]

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You've heard the single, read the reviews and listened to the interviews; everything suggests Coldplay's new album is going to be great. But it's not until you hear the first few bars of the opening track that you know that the band are going to achieve everything they hoped and dreamed of.

This album is superb. It'll silence their critics, amaze their fans and win them a whole new legion of admirers. It might even bring about world peace! I'm sure that was one of Chris Martin's objectives for this album...

"Square One" opens the record in typically anthemic fashion: 'Is there anywhere you want to go? The future's for discovering'. Martin has the knack of writing lyrics that affect individuals on a massive scale. Thousands have fallen for his simple songs about hope, loss, love and happiness. X&Y is full of touching eulogiessuch as "A Message" and "Swallowed In The Sea" which express complete and honest love for a partner.

Much has been made of Coldplay challenging U2's title of biggest band in the world. Martin may spend a great deal of time emulating Bono by talking to politicians and canvassing support for his causes but, unlike Bono, these issues haven't crept into his songwriting. There are no protest songs here.

On this record Martin proves once again that he's an excellent singer while Buckland has become, according to Chris, a 'guitar hero'. Add bass player Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion and you have four great musicians. Their powers peak on "Talk", a fantastic song that is, on an album of big songs, positively gargantuan. More evidence that Coldplay are far and away the best at what they do. Imitators such as Thirteen Senses, Keane and Longview can't touch them.

Other album highlights include "Low", perhaps the most frantic song they've recorded, which features some awesome guitar licks. And the secret final track, "'Til Kingdom Come", where the threadbare acoustic guitar contrasts wonderfully with the big album sound.

Martin has repeatedly spoken of howhe loves every minute of being in Coldplay. His passion is genuine; he's living his dream, making music he loves and playing live to thousands of adoring fans every night. And Martin is doing all this with his three best mates. Coldplay are a closely knit group of musicians, a band of men with one aim -to make the best music in the world. On the epic X&Y they're on the brink of achieving that goal.